- vt. 清晰地发（音）；明确有力地表达；用关节连接；使相互连贯
- vi. 发音；清楚地讲话；用关节连接起来
- adj. 发音清晰的；口才好的；有关节的
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- articulate (v.)
- 1590s, "to divide speech into distinct parts" (earlier "to formally bring charges against," 1550s), from Latin articulatus, past participle of articulare "to separate into joints," also "to utter distinctly," from articulus "joint" (see article). Generalized sense of "express in words" is from 1690s. Literal sense, "to join, to attach by joints," is attested from 1610s. Earlier senses, "to set forth in articles," "to bring a charge against" (1560s) now are obsolete or nearly so. Related: Articulated; articulating.
- articulate (adj.)
- 1580s in the speech sense (1570s as "formulated in articles"), from Latin articulatus (see articulate (v.)). Literal meaning "composed of segments united by joints" is from c. 1600; the general sense of "speaking accurately" is short for articulate-speaking (1829). Related: Articulately.
- 1. He is polished, charming, articulate and an excellent negotiator.
- 2. She is clearly the most articulate and self-possessed member of her family.
- 3. She is an articulate young woman.
- 4. She is dauntingly articulate.
- 5. She struggled to articulate her thoughts.
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